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  • Learn how to make a decorative metal and wood fence using simple half-inch metal rebar that you can purchase cheaply at any hardware supply store. Some welding skills are required, but if you can spot weld, you can build this fence for less than seven dollars per linear foot. Check out additional links for a wealth of information and links for the beginning metals artist and craftsman.

    Build a Decorative Metal Rebar Fence for Your Home for Less Than Seven Dollars Per Linear Foot

    Build a Decorative Metal Rebar Fence for Your Home for Less Than Seven Dollars Per Linear Foot

    by Rodney C Lawley2

  • A microclimate is a good thing to know about if you plan to put a plant in the garden and have it live well.

    Microclimates Are in Your Yard

    Microclimates Are in Your Yard

    by Juli Seyfried0

  • Here are step-by-step instructions on how to build a raised herb garden sanctuary, including photos of the project that I did myself.

    Build a Raised Herb Garden Sanctuary

    Build a Raised Herb Garden Sanctuary

    by Cristina Vanthul4

  • You don’t need to have a backyard the size of the one at Versailles Palace to create a French garden. The same balance and eye appeal are easy to achieve, even on a limited budget.

    French Garden Design

    French Garden Design

    by Kaili Bisson14

  • What's involved with taking out a patio of pavers and replacing it with concrete? Here's our project which shows the steps.

    Replacing Pavers With Concrete

    Replacing Pavers With Concrete

    by Virginia Allain4

  • If you have flower beds or borders in a lawn, you know how the grass at the edges can become ragged and unsightly over time. This guide shows you step by step how to edge beds in a way which allows easy maintenance in the future.

    How to Edge  Lawns and Flower Beds With a Dinner Knife

    How to Edge Lawns and Flower Beds With a Dinner Knife

    by Eugene Brennan14

  • Do you have an unsightly bare spot under your bird feeders? Most of us do, but there are options for making that area as pretty as the rest of your yard. Discover my 8 easy solutions for transforming the space under birdfeeders.

    8 Easy Ways to Landscape Under Bird Feeders

    8 Easy Ways to Landscape Under Bird Feeders

    by Connie Smith39

  • Well-planned landscapes have an overall "look" to them that can be classified as a style. This article introduces native styles from around the world that are considered exotic in other locales.

    Landscape Design Ideas, Styles, and Themes

    Landscape Design Ideas, Styles, and Themes

    by Sustainable Sue9

  • Trees are beautiful additions to any landscape and yard. However not all trees are created equal. Many beautiful trees are prone to shedding not only leaves, but branches, nuts, cones, or other debris throughout the year. Here are five trees that are require a lot of maintenance.

    5 Worst, Messy Trees For The Lazy Landscaper

    5 Worst, Messy Trees For The Lazy Landscaper

    by Jayme Kinsey26

  • Here is how I removed a tough layer of grass and weed lawn and converted our muddy clay soil to a nice, fluffy garden plot for planting. All without power tools, just my own labor and sturdy tools.

    How I Turned a Grass Lawn Into a Garden Plot

    How I Turned a Grass Lawn Into a Garden Plot

    by Chris Telden21

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